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Turkey doubles tariffs on some US imports over economy ‘attacks’

ISTANBUL: Turkey has doubled tariffs on some U.S. imports, such as passenger cars, and tobacco, in what its vice president said was a response to deliberate U.S. attacks on the Turkish economy. The move comes amid increased tension between the two NATO allies over Ankara’s imprisonment of a pastor and other diplomatic issues, which has sent the lira tumbling to record lows against the dollar. Last Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump said he had authorized higher tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Turkey. A…